Adam El-Sharkawi
Valley Village, CA
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Adam El-Sharkawi

Adam E.

Valley Village, CA
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Hello there!

I am a working actor with over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to moving to LA, I worked in Chicago theaters for 7 years and served as an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for another 7 years teaching beginning acting classes. I am a member of Actors' Equity; the union of professional stage actors and I hold an MFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton. Recent stage credits include South Coast Repertory, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Capital Stage Sacramento, Golden Thread Productions, and The Great River Shakespeare Festival.

I'm particularly adept at working with complicated and classical language, including Shakespeare. I'll help you make sense of the language in a way that is actionable and dynamic to watch. My approach is Stanislavski based, but I tend to incorporate other methods as well.

My goal is always to give my students the tools to empower themselves to create strong choices that are supported by the text. I love working with beginning students to help them unlock their untapped potential, and working with more advanced actors to help sharpen their repertoire. If there's something specific you'd like to work on, I'm happy to cater our sessions to your needs. Working on monologues or soliloquies for college/professional auditions? I'd love to help you craft the best material possible.

About Adam E.

Hello there!

I am a working actor with over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to moving to LA, I worked in Chicago theaters for 7 years and served as an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for another 7 years teaching beginning acting classes. I am a member of Actors' Equity; the union of professional stage actors and I hold an MFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton. Recent stage credits include South Coast Repertory, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Capital Stage Sacramento, Golden Thread Productions, and The Great River Shakespeare Festival.

I'm particularly adept at working with complicated and classical language, including Shakespeare. I'll help you make sense of the language in a way that is actionable and dynamic to watch. My approach is Stanislavski based, but I tend to incorporate other methods as well.

My goal is always to give my students the tools to empower themselves to create strong choices that are supported by the text. I love working with beginning students to help them unlock their untapped potential, and working with more advanced actors to help sharpen their repertoire. If there's something specific you'd like to work on, I'm happy to cater our sessions to your needs. Working on monologues or soliloquies for college/professional auditions? I'd love to help you craft the best material possible!

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Alexandra
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Delicate adjustments that empowered me and didn’t freak me out, both gently technical and also getting to the core of the scene at hand. Again, without demoralizing me or freaking me out. Easy to do. Trust me.

So yes! He was great! ALSO the logistical stuff that you don’t want to think about (sound/lights) were magically adjusted to perfection.

Just sayin’. He’s great.

Posted Mar 3, 2020
Megan
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I had college auditions coming up and needed to get coaching on my classical monologue. Adam's coaching was really helpful. He got me to understand the language and the meaning behind the words and how to use my express myself, physically, through the text. He helped me feel really confident going into my auditions. I can't recommend him enough!!!

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Matthew
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Patient, understanding and informative!

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Jordan
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BEST. COACH. EVER!!! I am an actor who worked with Adam the first time a few years ago. I needed help with a monologue and contacted him to help. After just a few sessions Adam helped me to have an AMAZING audition that got me the part! His brilliant ideas, thoughts, and suggestions were invaluable and I still hire him from time to time to work on material with me. Do yourself a favor and hire him!!!

Posted Feb 19, 2020

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Experience

Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018

California State University-Fullerton

I taught Intro to Acting for Non-Majors for 7 years.

Education

MFA - Acting
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014

California State University-Fullerton

BA - Theatre Arts
Sep 2001 - May 2004

Western Washington University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

MFA - Acting
Jun 2014

California State University-Fullerton

BA - Theatre Arts
May 2004

Western Washington University

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
Apr 2016
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
Actors' Equity Association
Jul 2014
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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